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Pro Wrestling Pro Wrestling - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Pro Wrestling - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A one-on-one wrestling game.

Pro Wrestling was produced by Nintendo in 1986.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Pro Wrestling was produced include: Arm Wrestling, Super Punch-Out!!, Nintendo Vs. System, Vs. Clu Clu Land, Super Mario Bros., PlayChoice 5, PlayChoice, Volley Ball, PlayChoice 10, and Vs. Gradius

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Name Pro Wrestling
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9134
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch/Pin|Grab/Kick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game has six different wrestlers to select from, including Fighter Hayabusa, Starman, Kin Corn Karn, Giant Panther, The Amazon, and King Slender. Afterwards, duke it out in the squared circle. The last player standing is the winner.

After you have selected a wrestler, you will have to face the other five in five respective matches. You must defeat each of your opponents either by a pinfall or a countout. A match will be declared a draw if time runs out or both you and your opponent are counted out.

If you defeat all five respective opponents, you will become the champion. Afterwards, you will have to face all of them again to defend your title.

Game Play

Punch and kick your opponent, and use such special moves as Starman's Somersault Kick, Giant Panther's Iron Claw or The Amazon's Piranha Bite to weaken your opponent, and then go for the pin!

Pro Wrestling KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.97 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.23

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 2.50
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 2.50
Originality 2.50
Sound/Music 2.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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In the arcade version of this game, you just have to beat the other five opponents to become the champion. But in the NES version of this game, you have to face another wrestler called Great Puma (who is non-selectable and strictly computer-controlled) after beating the other five opponents and then you have to beat him before you can become the champion.

Kin Corn Karn is a parody of a WWF wrestler known as Killer Kahn. Also, even though The Amazon may sound like a female wrestler, he is actually a male wrestler who wears mask, has a classified profile and looks like "The Creature From The Black Lagoon."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pro Wrestling Census

There are 14,959 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,366 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Pro Wrestling collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 26 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Pro Wrestling circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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